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edco76

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I bought some soap coloring dye from Hobby Lobby. I want to use the red for a swirl. However when I tried the yellow for a previous batch it wouldnt dissolve in the oil. I was just going to tint that batch a little so I threw it aside (good thing too because the honey and almond oil gave me the perfect tan color I wanted) I tried it with some water and it breaks right down and makes a nice red color but I haven't heard of anyone swirling like that? All the articles I have read say to color some oil or a part of your soap batch. I don't think I can do a swirl with a water based dye? Any suggestions?
 

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Is it liquid or dry colour?

If it is liquid, just add it directly to the portion of the soap batter that you want to colour.

If it is dry, dissolve in a little water first to get a liquid colour, then add that to the portion of the soap batter that you want to colour.
 

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If it is a water based colorant I don't think you will be able to use it in an oil based product.

Oh, wait a minute... can you blend it 50/50 w/ something like sorbitol? Sorbitol is used to make water & oil blend. Sorbitol will carry oils into water, could it carry water into oil.
 

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It is liquid. I tried adding it directly to a batch of soap and it just beaded up. I also tried to mix it w/some warm oil and it did the same. It mixes great with just water. Could I dye my lye solution? I havent heard of anyone coloring soap that way.
 
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